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AgriSearch seeking beef and dairy farmers for major grassland survey

AgriSearch seeking beef and dairy farmers for major grassland survey

AgriSearch is rolling out a major province-wide survey investigating the barriers preventing beef and dairy farmers from maximising production from...

February 8, 2018

AFBI chief to step down later this year

AFBI chief to step down later this year

Dr. Sinclair Mayne, chief executive of the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI), announced earlier today that he plans to retire...

January 8, 2018

Efficient lamb production: ‘Genomics isn’t just for pedigree breeders’

Efficient lamb production: ‘Genomics isn’t just for pedigree breeders’

Genetic analysis could become a major selling point for commercial breeders too, farmers at the Northern Ireland sheep conference were...

November 30, 2017

Efficient lamb production: ‘Closing the gate could make you money’

Efficient lamb production: ‘Closing the gate could make you money’

Grass management measures as simple as closing the gate behind you could make your business more efficient, grassland advisor Gareth...

November 30, 2017

Farmers invited to tour research facility for Cattle Health Scheme anniversary

Farmers invited to tour research facility for Cattle Health Scheme anniversary

Northern Irish farmers have been granted a rare glimpse behind the scenes at one of the island’s top agricultural research...

November 10, 2017

This Farming Life’s Bobby Lennox to lead bill at sheep producer event

This Farming Life’s Bobby Lennox to lead bill at sheep producer event

Scottish sheep producer Bobby Lennox, who starred on hit agricultural TV show This Farming Life, is set to head the line-up...

November 7, 2017

World Dairy Summit: The Co. Down herd in the top 1% of £PLI rankings

World Dairy Summit: The Co. Down herd in the top 1% of £PLI rankings

The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) in Hillsborough, Co. Down is home to one of the UK’s top £PLI ranking...

November 6, 2017

Breeding goals: ‘There’s no point breeding a 12,000L cow if she’ll not last’

Breeding goals: ‘There’s no point breeding a 12,000L cow if she’ll not last’

Milk volume is no longer the driver of dairy breeding in Northern Ireland, with attention now turning to lifetime productivity...

November 6, 2017

World Dairy Summit: Poor grass management could be costing you £241 a cow

World Dairy Summit: Poor grass management could be costing you £241 a cow

Farmers could be losing out on thousands of pounds simply by not effectively managing their grass, researchers say. AFBI’s Hillsborough research facility...

November 6, 2017

‘Concern remains over NI border and customs proposals’

‘Concern remains over NI border and customs proposals’

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has announced that while it is helpful that the government has put on paper its...

August 17, 2017

Report unveiled on post-Brexit trade agreements and agriculture

Report unveiled on post-Brexit trade agreements and agriculture

The AFBI (Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute) released the results of a comprehensive one-year study called ‘The Impacts of Alternative Post-Brexit Trade...

August 16, 2017

‘Milking More from Grass’ event set for September

‘Milking More from Grass’ event set for September

Next month’s AFBI (Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute) roadshows ‘Dairy Innovation in Practice’ will be held on three farms throughout Northern...

August 15, 2017

NI dairy farmers wanted for ‘exciting’ colostrum project

NI dairy farmers wanted for ‘exciting’ colostrum project

A total of 30 dairy farms from around Northern Ireland are being sought after to participate in an “exciting new...

August 8, 2017

3,000 NI farmers sign up for soil sampling scheme

3,000 NI farmers sign up for soil sampling scheme

Almost 3,000 livestock farmers in Northern Ireland have registered for the soil sampling and analysis scheme from the Department of...

July 26, 2017

‘Italian Ryegrass – more positives than negatives’

‘Italian Ryegrass – more positives than negatives’

Italian Ryegrass (IRG) will produce 25% more herbage than Perennial Ryegrass (PRG), Barenbrug UK Ltd’s James Ingles has said. Ingles...

June 22, 2017

‘Levels of grass utilisation are disappointingly low on beef and sheep farms’

‘Levels of grass utilisation are disappointingly low on beef and sheep farms’

The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) saw large crowds for its ‘More from Grass’ event yesterday, June 20, in Loughgall,...

June 21, 2017

AFBI launches free soil sampling and analysis service

AFBI launches free soil sampling and analysis service

The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) has launched a free soil sampling and analysis scheme, which is available to livestock...

June 10, 2017

More From Grass event is a ‘must-attend opportunity’

More From Grass event is a ‘must-attend opportunity’

The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) at Loughgall, Co. Armagh will host a ‘More from Grass’ event on Tuesday, June...

May 24, 2017